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Nevada state Steve Sisolak tested positive for coronavirus.
He said that the positive results came on Friday after a rapid test for the Corona virus in Carson, which is part of a regular protocol for the Democratic governor. statement.
Sisolak said he is awaiting the results of the PCR test, which is the polymerase chain reaction. He added that he had tested negative for the Coronavirus recently on Monday, November 2 and Friday, November 6.
As part of my regular testing protocol, I underwent a routine COVID-19 test Friday, November 13th in Carson. The rapid test gave a positive result. I also received a diagnostic PCR test and these results are pending at this time. pic.twitter.com/bfI16HlTpk
– Governor Sisolak (GovSisolak) November 14, 2020
He wrote on Twitter: “At this time, I have no symptoms of COVID-19.”
“Earlier this week, I felt some fatigue, which I attributed to the demanding schedule. No other symptoms appeared,” he said, adding that it was important to notify Nevadan “as soon as possible.”
He said Carson City health and human services officials have launched an investigation in tracing the contacts. He also said that he has started quarantining his home.
“With regard to my case, I want to stress the importance of Nevadan staying at home as much as possible at this time,” said Sisolak.
Governor A. Delegation mask In June, all residents and visitors are required to wear face coverings in public places, including private companies, casinos and hotels.
Like most of the country, Nevada is experiencing another surge in coronavirus infections. The governor said more than 1,800 new cases were identified in Nevada on Thursday and cases are increasing at a rate of 1.3%, or 1,402 new cases per day.
Earlier this week, Nevadan urged that more precautions be taken voluntarily to stop the spread of the disease. But he indicated that he may take stronger measures within two weeks if infection rates do not start to decline.
State officials Transfer There have been nearly 117,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,893 deaths.
The nation has also achieved troubling milestones in recent days, by more than 10.7 million cases And about 245,000 deaths.